Sunday, 13 December 2015

Boost your Energy...Quickly

Two weeks into the silly season (for me that's the whole month of December); and I'm seriously running out of steam already.
I know I'm not alone... 
It occurred to me today that the busiest part of my month hasn't even started yet, so I best put some strategies in place to stop the overtired cranky's from setting in.



The following are five of my fave Energy boosting tips from 28 listed that I have curated from greatest.com, I am definitely giving these a go....

1. Power nap.

Avoid the temptation to over sleep when really tired, instead take a quick midday power nap instead. Studies show the optimal amount of sleep is 10 to 20 minutes to get through the day without throwing off the night's sleep

2. Go outside.

Head into the great outdoors— hit the beach or go for a walk;  if you're not lucky enough to have at least a small rainforest nearby, a green park walk will do. Just 20 minutes outdoors is enough to feel more alive. How's that for an energy boost?

3. Laugh.

Laughter's a proven stress-buster, but studies suggest laughing can boost energy levels, too. (Feel free to use this as permission to go on YouTube for the next 30 minutes.)

4. Choose the window seat.

Consistently dozing off in class or meetings? Move closer to a window. The daylight, fresh air, or even simply a natural view can all help boost alertness. On the flipside, a frantic street view may make it harder to focus.

5. Straighten up.

Slouching over the computer could cause fatigue earlier in the day.Sit up straight, though—that's shoulders back, eyes dead ahead, and lower back slightly arched—to feel more energized and possibly even get a boost of self-confidence.
Author's Tip: If you find yourself feeling tired, agitated or cranky and have a serious lack of energy - listen to your body! It's asking you for a little rest and recuperation. Find yourself a quiet, comfortable, restful place to be still, as soon as appropriate - and be kind and gentle with yourself. Because you deserve to be looked after...especially by you.
I apologise for repeating myself through the sharing of various tips and posts here... in my defence repetition is a really effective way to help remind ourselves and others to set an intention. If we hear it, see it or read it often enough, we just might do it - which of course will see us benefit from it. :)
You can checkout the source article for this curation at: happiness: 28-scientifically proven ways boost energy instantly

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